Russia/Ukraine – Release of two prisoners (June 14, 2016)

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We welcome the release, on June 14, of Yury Soloshenko and Gennady Afanasyev, and their return to Ukrainian soil.

This is an important step toward the full implementation of the Minsk Agreement, which must occur as swiftly as possible.

France and Germany are working within the Normandy Format to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. We urge the parties to continue all their prisoner exchanges, with those in the most vulnerable situations taking priority.